Rick Ross is unharmed after a gunman fired multiple shots at the Rolls-Royce he was driving in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., early this morning, the New York Times reports. While he lost control of his car and crashed into an apartment building, no one was harmed.

The police said the incident occurred about 5 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast 15th Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard. Mr. Ross, 37, was driving. His passenger was Shateria L. Moragne-el, 28. Gunfire rang out as he turned east on the boulevard, the police said. Multiple shots were fired, hitting local businesses but missing the car.

As a rapper, Mr. Ross is known for cultivating a persona as a Miami street gangster. He founded the Maybach Music Group, and his most recent album, “God Forgives, I Don’t” is nominated this year for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.


The Broward Palm-Beach Times has more detail on the identity of Ross' passenger:

A quick dip into the backwaters of pop culture gossip shows Moragne-el has previously been romantically linked with Ross. She's the boss of her own fashion label, Frontrow Couture. The line had a runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. JoJo performed. 

In an interview with Vocab Magazine following the breakout runway walk, Shateria talked about working her way from a celebrity stylish to designing her own label. A lot of varying accounts of how long he's been linked to Bawse — some say the two have been linked for five years. They were spotted together strutting the red carpet at the Django Unchained premiere.


Read more at the Broward Palm Beach Times and the New York Times.

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